Breakfast lovers will dig Ted’s Bulletin on Barracks Row.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Johnny’s has many options to choose from, ranging from classic Maryland crab cakes to a fried oyster po’ boy. Entrees don’t come cheap, however, so for those on a budget, go for the happy hour menu with discounted food — such as fried calamari, raw oysters and a cheese plate — and drinks, including $8 cocktails and draft beers for $5.50.
Gift card tip: You’ll need to give $100 for a dinner for two at Johnny’s. But if you’re on a budget, $25 would get the recipient an appetizer and a beer or two during happy hour.
There are a lot of places to grab a burger in D.C., but pioneer Spike Mendelsohn’s joint is one of the best.
Located just a stone’s throw from the Capitol complex, Good Stuff is a favorite lunch take-out spot for Hill staffers, making this restaurant the perfect place to buy a gift card for an office Secret Santa.
In addition to tasty burgers and crispy fries, Good Stuff also serves up hand-spun milkshakes and classic root beer floats at wallet-friendly prices.
Burgers start at just $5.95, with the most expensive option an $8.50 “Big Stuff Bacon Meltdown,” loaded with bacon and cheese on a double patty.
Gift card tip: A $15 gift card to this classic joint will keep you solvent and leave the recipient more than sated.
James Jones, communications director for DC Vote, tapes a "DC Constituents Service Day" sign on the wall as he stands with other DC residents outside of Rep. Andy Harris's office on Capitol Hill to protest Harris' actions against D.C.'s marijuana laws on Thursday, July 24, 2014. DC Vote encouraged DC residents to bring their complaints about city services to the Maryland congressman.